Despite announcing its entire Phase 3 production slate years in advance, Marvel Studios has kept details about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond Spider-Man: Far From Home under wraps. However, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, this may soon change.
During a quarterly earnings call with investors, Iger hinted that Marvel Studios would officially announce its next wave of films some time this summer, potentially at Comic-Con International in San Diego this July or at D23 Expo in Anaheim this August. While Iger did not elaborate on details or specifics, he did observe that clues for the MCU's future could be found in Avengers: Endgame.
"There are huge opportunities," Iger declared during the call. "There are many many different directions that we can go.”
Earlier this week, Disney announced the release dates for most of its major films through 2022, including a number of untitled Marvel Studios films. It has been reported that a Black Widow prequel, sequels to Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and Black Panther, and films introducing Eternals and Shang-Chi are all in various stages of development. Nevertheless, none of the projects have been officially announced. By the end of the summer, this may all change.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos.